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A Ministry of Presence: Chaplaincy, Spiritual Care, and the Law

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan

Abstract

This book describes the convergence of shifts in law, psychology, and religious practice that explains the increasing ubiquity of chaplains across the domains of contemporary life—in hospitals, prisons, the military, as well as in airports, schools, workplaces, and emergency preparedness. The chaplain, it is argued, has become the necessary religious expert who negotiates and bridges the sacred/secular divide through her/his distinctive practice of a ministry of presence. US First Amendment law, as well as popular notions of the shape of religious freedom in a diverse religious society, have e ... More

Keywords: spirituality, chaplain, First Amendment, presence, ministry, Constitution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780226779751
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226145594.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, author